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Cheerleading is NOT a sport, so says University of Alabama

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    For those of you who do not believe cheerleading is a sport (and I include myself in that number), the University of Alabama agrees with you:

    http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110129/NEWS/110129605/1291/sports?p=1&tc=pg

    Bama cheerleaders win UCA national championship, but school won't buy them rings or let them use school's logo on rings they purchased themselves. The reason? Cheerleading is not an NCAA-sanctioned sport.

    Well, I'm sure that settles that.
     
  2. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    If they don't want to pony up for the rings that's one thing, but not letting them put it on the rings is kind of strange.
     
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    But what about the fine ladies that show the recruits around?
     
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Sport or no sport - You would think the athletic departments would share the wealth a bit when it comes to cheerleaders and members of the band. They put in a lot of time, represent the school throughout the year and don't get much in terms of tangible rewards.
     
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Bama's cheerleaders should boycott a few games or just sit there quietly.
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The entire "cheerleading as a varsity sport" delusion was launched in the 1980s (when significant money started being devoted to female sports) by cheerleading mamas looking to get their fingers into athletic department budgets and take money away from other actual SPORTS (i.e. basketball volleyball softball soccer swimming track tennis golf gymnastics etc etc etc) in which girls might actually compete and enjoy on their own merits.
     
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And by administrators who thought they could satisfy Title IX requirements with it.
     
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yep, and who would much rather watch perky young things shaking their bouncy booties in those skimpy skirts for the ego-gratification benefit of the big tough guys on the football and basketball teams, than watch girls getting all gritty and sweaty competing in games for their own benefit and enjoyment.
     
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Yeah, that's pretty Bush League. From the story:

    Also, could you possible draft a more stuffy, non-congratulatory congratulations.

    Weak, weak, weak. What assholes.
     
  10. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    So if their science department wins some kind of award would they be allowed to use the logo in whatever it is they do to signify an achievement?
     
  11. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    If the girls threatened to wear parkas at the next game, I bet the school would cave.
     
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Cheerleading is not a sport? The Green Bay Packers agree.

    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110126/GPG0101/101260722/Packers-won-t-take-cheerleaders-to-Super-Bowl
     
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